Roger Phipps

Roger D. Phipps is one of those independent plaintiff's attorneys whose compassion for those who have been treated unfairly by their employers has occasionally brought him into conflict with well-connected institutions that were intolerant of employees who dared to speak up at abusive or other unjust conditions they were expected to accept without complaint.

Because of his efforts on behalf of clients, Tulane University and the judges that generally favor it have sought to marginalize Phipps and diminish his practice of law by injuring his reputation through gratuitous exhortations in the courtroom, and by the widespread publication of defamatory comments in professional blogs that made him the object of scorn and ridicule.

Of particular concern is the conduct of Tulane Law School Professor Alan Childress, who derided Phipps in his "Legal Profession Blog" while ignoring the fact that the basis of the courtroom proceeding he cited was a misunderstanding by the judge in a complex case involving Tulane as a defendant.

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